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: in san francisco, julie watts, cbs news. >>> coming up in our next half hour, the fbi investigation that could cost david petraeus his job. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> why the feds didn't alert lawmakers of the white house until the cia director resigned. >>> an alleged sex scandal involving the voice of elmo. why the puppeteer is suspended from sesame street. >>> and it could increase the chance of having a child with autism. doctor's advice to lower the risk. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. get a free wireless receiver w
allen who replaced petreaus as the top american commander in afghanistan and last night the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly bel
it is resolved. >>> well members of congress are asking why the fbi waited until last friday to tell them about the affair that cost cia director david petraeus his job. it was harassing e-mails that first put the fbi on the case and led to the information. >> many are asking why they didn't know the fbi was investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach. but richard meyers told -- told cbs this morning, notifying superiors is common. >> we file investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet but the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal, petraeus was scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. console at in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still need to hear from petraeus. >
-mails and the investigation that ultimately brought down cia director david petraeus. bob orr on how an f.b.i. security check stumbled upon an extra marital affair. >> reporter: cia david petraeus was never the target of a probe but when he came up in another probe there were concern his e-mail was compromised. a woman received a series of harassing e-mails which referenced petraeus. she notified the f.b.i.. federal agents traced those e-mails back to petraeus's bio grapher. then there was evidence of an extra marital affair including numerous e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. broadwell spent time with him in afghanistan doing research for her book. all in, general petraeus. she's a married mother of two children. >> i'm not in love with him, but he does present a terrific role model for people. >> reporter: petraeus who is a married father of two publicly praised his wife holly during his senate hearing. >> she is an army wife, mother, and advocate for military families. i have been blessed to have her in my corner for 37 years and 23 moves and i appreciate the opportunity this afternoon to recognize
a long time friend of the petraeus family apparently went to the fbi several months ago with her concerns and that led o to a revelation about the affair. and now congressments more information about the fbi's investigate. >> reporter: cbs has learned this girl, jill kelly triggered an investigation leading to the resignation of david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. his resignation caught many off guard. kelly went to the fbi after allegedly receiving e-mails from broadwell warning her to back off and stay away from my guy. officials say broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour. >> i think he has been a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders say they are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify at hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in beng
of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. investigators searched broadwell's home. they didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes boxes and a computer. general allen is in washington dc on his new job for head of the u.s. european command. president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. >> while this matter is un
into an fbi investigation due to e-mails sent by two people who were -- how do we put it, having a relationship with petraeus one way or another? >> you know, girls get jealous and start threatening each other on e-mail. >> when did that become an fbi crime? >> this is a reminder that our law enforcement alleges have a lot of discretion into the people they might trigger investigations to be pursued. that's what happened here. the fbi agent deemed this a credible threat, presumably to national security because of the high profile and identity of the alleged target here, general petraeus. >> so once they got into it, though, that's when everything started blowing up. i mean, is anything private? >> well, when the united states government decides it wants information and there's a law enforcement bassos for getting that -- basis for getting that information, e-mail is a very easy to get into source of private data. so, you know, so long as the u.s. government doesn't want to get the u.s. information, people can feel reasonably comfortable that it's not that easy for private individ
. >> and the biographer who got too close to her subject. new revelations in the fbi e-mail probe that brought down america's most famous general. >> we existed day by day until we could get home. >> they fought for our freedom. today, we are honoring our service members. the bay area tributes on this veterans day. we'll be right back. ,, this time - at an assisted living facility. brown: headache!.. ((butt t) all of the sudden you got me people than you can feed and what else can we expecth a new democratic supermajory in sacramento. "if you didn't try your bes, people were going to die." and honoring the men and won who went to war. the welcome back to eyewitness news this morning. the time is _ _ _. it's sunday, nover 11-th. good morning, i'm phl matier. i'm anne makovec. a lot to k about in the next half-hour. (chat about stories, upcomig guests) >>> welcome back to eyewitness news. we're looking at a cold stao our sunday morning. we saw frost advisories we have a lot to take about in the next half hour. power shift in sacramento and washington, d.c. chair of republican party will be here. i'm
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
wants the fbi to take over the search for remains in the "speed freak" killer case. sheriff steve moore says the fbi can better handle the recovery effort. this comes after the mother of one victim says her daughter's remains were mixed with the remains of at least two other people. >>> the man who shot arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others is set to be sentenced today. gerald lee loughner pleaded guilty in august to 19 counts to avoid the death penalty. giffords was among 13 people wounded last year when loughner opened fire during an event for constituents outside a tucson supermarket. giffords has since stepped down from her house seat while she continues rehab. >>> director of the massachusetts pharmacy board is fired for ignoring complaints about a company that was later linked to that meningitis outbreak. james cough he didn't act regarding a company that was shipping drugs in bulk in violation of policy. they have been linked to 400 meningitis cases including 31 deaths. >>> the election is over but the fight to avoid a "fiscal cliff" has now begun. if dem
: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and reported threatening messages. some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and t
. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public. >> new meaning to sound sleep. how listening to certain tones may be the answer to sleepless nights. >> then engineering feat. the bay bridge's major milestone. what in bridge can do that no other can. ,, ,,,, successfully transfe n bridge deck to >>> the new eastern span of the bay bridge just reached a major milestone. workers successfully transferred the 35,000 tonbridge deck to the new suspension cable system. it took three months but the weight of the bridge is now supported by a single one-mile- long cable. the $6.3 billion span is on track to open labor day next year. >>> to bare or not to bare? that was the qu
of the f.b.i. former petraeus spokesman says that the retired general is in his words truly remorseful. bob orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming,, ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the b
there are no americans fighting in iraq. >>> new scandal information about the cia scandal. dianne feinstein says the fbi did not tell the committee it was investigating petraeus. >> this is something that could of had an effect on tphaeufrpl security. we should have been told. there is a way to do it. that is just toip form the chair and the vice chairman of both committees. >> the affair was uncovered after a phror floor woman complained of harassing e-mails -- a florida woman complained of harassing e-mails. she has now asked near privacy. >>> houses came apart after an explosion. >>> a big step towards a development in the east bay. bringing housing, retail and transportation together in the coming years neighborhood in rubble. cbs susan mcginnis on >>> a massive explosion that can be felt for miles left much of an indianapolis neighborhood in rubble. >> an explosion leveled homes killing at least two people and injuring several others. the force of the blast knocked garage doors off and sidings off of houses. >> there are homes that will be torn down and there are homes that can be inhabited in the
on the cia. the fbi did not tell the committee it was investigating david petraeus. he resigned after his affair was uncovered. a senior military official said broadwell sent threatening e- mails to jill kelly. kelly and pe it traeus were friends and saw each other often. >> this is something that could of had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it and that is just to inform the chair and the vice chair man of both committees. >> when she was briefed she was told they were close. feinstein add there was no connection between the resignation and attack on diplomats on september 11th. >>> california democrats have a sup iser majority in the state leg -- super majority in the electric lature. does that mean they can do whatever they want? it is not that that simple. >> you know, there seems to be a buzz right now that not unlike 6th graders home alone on a friday night, we are going to raise every tax and burn down the house. >> reporter: the state senator assured us that was not the case this morning on cbs 5. but with the super majority i
, house of the the senate committee says the fbi did not tell the committee it was investigating him and his a fair with his biographer. >> this is something that could of had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. that is to inform the chairs of both committees. >> a florida woman complained about threatening e-mails. kelly says she has been friends with the petr ark eus for years. tonight she is -- petraus for years. tonight she is doing for privacy. >>> now, democrats hold the senate. >> there is a buzz not up like 6th graders home alone on a friday night we are going to raise every tax and then burn down the house. >> reporter: the state senator assured us that was not the case this morning but with the super majority in sacramento democrats can soon pass bills and a mend the constitution without a single republican vote. >> now, we have addition and subtraction on the table. we can do our job. less dysfunction. >> it is tough to maintain a two thirds coalition when there are differences. some from the central valley and some
. ,, . >> breaking news out of southern california the fbi arrested four men in an alleged terror plot. the feds say the men conspired to kill americans over seas by joining alkida and the the taliban in afghanistan. the suspects range in age from 20 to 24. a man that set off a bomb scare at an oakland airport will not face charges. this is the watch the man tried to take past the security check point. the toggle switch, and wires raised alarms. deputies arrested jeffrey and evacuated the terminal. >> it's an art project. i travel with hundreds of them. and people that give me corporate work, etcetera. >> the district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. he tells us that this is the first time he's run into any trouble for wearing his art at an airport. >> have money you haven't touched in three years. well it could be considered unclaimed property by the state. and if you have less than a certain amount, you may never get it back. cbs reporter curtis ming exposes the loophole that allows the state to pocket the millions. >> getting bounced between bank of america. he
. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> hewlett-packard's 4th quarter losses are in the billions today. the palo alto-based company purchased british software maker autonomy for $11 billion last year but says the company had misrepresented its finances and is valued now at $8.8 billion. this is the second consecutive quarter of losses for the tech giant. friday, their stock hit an all- time low since 2002. >>> today pg&e posted a reward of $10,000 related to a kidnapping. one of the alleged abductors is seen here trying to withdraw money from the victim's atm account. the contract employee for pg&e was abducted in a parking lot in walnut creek earlier this month. she was released that same night in the oakland hills. anyone with informat
david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell, and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly ex changes and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong, but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold general allen's nomination. >> reporter: in addition to social using with kelley, both general allen and petraeus wrote letters of support foreher sister in a custody battle. even though petraeus has resigned, lawmakers returning to washington want to hear what he has to say about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i th
at oakland international airport. the fbi is now investigating a passenger who was carrying potentially dangerous materials. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre on the man's wristwatch which immediately raised suspicions. >> reporter: the fbi now taking the lead in this investigation. and alameda county sheriff's deputies which actually made the arrest say there is no question what was found here was dangerous. the incident occurred here at the terminal 2 security checkpoint at the oakland international airport. authorities say 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann a 49-year-old resident of rancho palos verdes was trying to botched a flight home to l.a.x. when he attempted to pass through the security checkpoint with a very suspicious watch. >> the watch had on it a toggle switch, a series of fuses, a series of wires protruding from it, a circuit board, and the watch itself which was on incorrect time. >> reporter: it wasn't just the watch that drew authorities' attention, it was his overall behavior and an unusual alteration to his boots. >> be they also had what appeared to be a homemade cavity in there a
to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus' resignation as head of the spy agency. petreaus left the job when news of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any indication that -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: tampa social ice jill kelley initiated the fbi investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation after receiving threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelly is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on shoulder as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says pr
scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night. the women say he was armed with a knife. he got into a fight with one of them the other roommate grabbed a phone and called police. other neighbors say they heard yelling. >> kind of scary when you have young peopl
the picket line. >> breaking news out of southern california. the fbi has arrested four men in an alleged terror plot. >> the gunmen tried to open the door. >> a san jose father remembers his son an innocent victim of a violent crime spree as the manhunt for the suspect intensifies. >> this makeshift memorial has grown considerably in the last couple of days. >> from across the day -- >> police suspect that the three teenagers may be connected to other burglaries all around the peninsula. >> --to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." touchdown! e is 6-- >>> good morning. it's tuesday, november 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. happening now a big sinkhole shutting down a neighborhood in pittsburg. cate caugiran is in pittsburg to explain why an old pipe is likely to blame. >> the old pipe is the cause of the water main break. parts of the pipe are exposed. pittsburg public works has it under control. the next step is to replace the pipe that you see over there. now, earlier workers were using a vacuum to get rid of exc
. >>> and former fbi assistant director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> this harkens back to the alexander case in london. the former kgb spy also poisoned with polonium 210. that was 2006. this was 2004. dropped in his tea by somebody he met at a hotel you and i have been to in the square. that also suggests if you look at the arafat case the amount of proximity you would have to have to do this in other words, there weren't half a dozen plo leaders or family member whose got sick when somebody poisoned a meal. if in fact this turns out to be a poisoning, it had to be somebody one on one who to cut this into this drink in a fair amount. >> i know polonium 210 used with alexander and suspected with yasser arafat. his body has been interred for years. what's the chances they'll find traces of that? >> the fbi, the guy who worked on the other case a shelf life of 138 days. a pound of it 138, a half pound of it. interred since 2004. a highly concentrated but very small amount. what they're probably not going to find is evidence of polonium. what they coul
to be delivered in texas and florida. if they cross state lines the fbi would join the investigation. martin and his company are on high alert. >> luckily that's our own truck intercompany shipping so that one i hope we don't have to worry about. >> reporter: chp cargo theft interdiction team says with no suspects and no leads this case is proving to be hard to crack. in the central valley, don ford cbs 5. >>> coming up in our next half hour, top u.s. intelligence grilled over the deadly attack in libya. >> if you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror! >> on capitol hill, the charges against the obama administration. >>> wounded veterans killed after a train crashes into their parade float. the latest on this developing story. >>> and the permits approved, the construction is under way. why neighbors are fighting so hard tonight to drive 7-eleven away. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, happened during a deadly atk on americans in libya. lawmakers get a look at secy camera >>> now at 6:30, a clearer picture of what happened during the deadly attack on americans in libya.
to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think back? >> in 31 years of being around an awful lot of general officers, i've never heard of anybody having the access that she had. and was i suspicious? no. i'm not going to give myself credit for that. >> reporter: the white house insists it knew nothing about the investigation until patraeus told the president after the election. president obama accepted his resignation today, and thanked patraeus for his service. colonel kearney says the resignation may not end patraeus's problems. >> you and i as citizens of this country quite honestly, we don't worry what happens between consenting adults. in the military, th
of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. >>> 4:40 now. san francisco sheriff says the move to recall him from office is purely political. a statement from ross mirkarimi says two people pushing for the recall have close ties to one of his opponents in his run for sheriff. mirkarimi says it would cost the city $3 million for a recall vote and he says that money would be better spent on domestic violence education and services. >>> 4:40 now. looking brighter, how california could actually end one a budget surplus. >> plus, rough roads in a rich town. the affluent city littlessed as having some of the bumpiest streets in the bay area. >> and a small plane lands on a sacramento freeway. what went wrong and why did the pilot land here? we're going to tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, not because of an accident.t for a plane! a pilot lost engine power mid- flight, se landed in the only spot he d find yesterday: the median >>
the agreement of the cia and the fbi. the white house and state department did not make those changes. rice used the talking points in tv appearances shortly after the attack and republicans accused her of making misleading statement business referring to the assault as a spontaneous demonstration by extremists, suggesting she did it for political reasons. the intelligence source says that the links to al qaeda were deemed too tenuous to make public. however, cia director david petraeus told congress he had agreed to release that information in early draft. it was passed along to dni. then the fbi, which made more. head of dni is james clapford who did reopen the case but who suggested the final edit which were then signed off on again, by all intelligence agencies is not known. charlie? >>> new hope for some of america's most beloved snacks. rebecca jarvis is here with that story. so the story is not over? >> it's not over. if you ran out and bought a $30 box of twinkies hopefully you didn't throw way the reseat. hostess has been trying to liquidate. they start this ha
this case for more than a decade, recently retired fbi agent r.j. gallagher, rick cope of the u.s. marshals and dan clot of the u.s. department of corrections know exactly what happened next. >> the night of the incident, two young men came right through that door with loaded weapons. >> reporter: investigators say walter mcgee, then 22 and george wright, then 19, beat patterson savagely. >> he was beaten so severely that he was unrecognizable. >> reporter: two days later patterson died. police soon caught his attackers and both pled no contest to murder and went to prison. but in 1970 rice escaped. they hot wired the warden's car? >> yes. >> reporter: he ended up in detroit joining the black militant movement. >> he high jacks an airplane. >> the hijackers are described as three men, one dressed as a priest. >> reporter: that priest smuggle add gun on board in a hollowed-out bible. i. >> i said, look, undock that gun and we can talk. i said what do you want? he says we want $1 million and we want to go to algiers. >> reporter: the hijackers demanded of all things that the fbi agent deliver
intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus's rester nation as head of the spy's significance. he left when news of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >> reporter: the white house still trusts general allen. general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holds a news conference this afternoon at 1:0 eastern tim
. >>> well, the fbi is releasing some new information about a plot by four men in southern california to join al qaeda and kill americans. agents raided their homes last week before they could fly to afghanistan to join with the terrorist group. the alleged ringleader was honorably discharged from the us air force 11 years ago. >> they saw this as jihad as their way to push out the aggressors. >> i personally don't think that these young men could have gone to afghanistan and found c4 very sophisticated form of explosive and gone and in their words killed a number of american soldiers, blown up a big army base in afghanistan. >> there will be a preliminary hearing for some of those suspects in two weeks. >>> the elections earlier this month gave state democrats control over both the state assembly and senate. it's a political advantage not seen since world war ii. now california's republican leadership could be stuck on the sidelines. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee explains. >> reporter: dana, the last supermajority was held by the republicans and that was back in 1933. but clearly, times
. petreaus resigned as head of the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is now threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is looking into his email communications with jill kelley, the florida socialite whose complaints uncovered the petraeus affair. >>> that scandal highlights the insecurity of e-mails but there are more ways than ever to hide sensitive documents and erase your footsteps. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez shows us how. >> this tape will self-destruct in five seconds. >>> reporter: there has always been a need to protect sensitive information. whether it's a corporation dealing with trade secrets or a former general trying to hide an adulterous affair. but in today's world where an increasing number of gmails and hotmails are being stored on servers in the cloud, our information is more vulnerable than ever. >> the bigg
. fbi officials have already said their investigation has not turned up any threat to national security. >>> san francisco's sheriff says he wouldn't give up department oversight over domestic violence programs. in a letter obtained by the "san francisco chronicle," ross mirkarimi says he is confident that he doesn't face any conflict of interest. that's after mirkarimi got into a fight with his wife on new year's eve and bruised her arm. now he is on probation for a misdemeanor. and coming up at 6:45, cbs 5 political insider phil matier will sit down with the sheriff for a one-on-one conversation. >>> the president of chico state has us is spended all greek activities -- suspended all greek activities on campus after a series of problems with underaged drinking, hazing and fights. the latest, the death of mason sumnicht who was pledging a fraternity. the university says he tried to take 21 shots for his 21st birthday. mason from the san diego area suffered brain damage and died yesterday. >> mason's loss has enabled me to provide a wake-up call for everyone. >> shutting down the greek
answers to some specific evidence at hand. for example, they understand they u that the fbi conducted ith tviews with those on the ground the day after. on the heyy would like to see that transcript. and they want to see more of the videotape, the surveillance lideo as well as the round-level video that was andn and has been shown only to a handful of members of ongress. want to sem want to see what's out there. >> thank you, sharyl. >>> heavy fog is to blame for a massive thanksgiving day pile-up outside beaumont, texas. more than 140 vehicles crash ed on interstate 10. as manuel bojorquez reports, two died and hundreds were injured. >> reporter: within seconds, hway neartruck this busy highway near beaumont, texas. tractor trailers, cars twisted and torn apart. some s some were sent flying. >> within 20 seconds this truck was a was airborne, pushing this you be sush an forward. >> reporter: blinded by heavy chainrivers became disoriented, unable to see vehicles around them, one crash led to another, setting off a deadly chain deaction. >> i heard a lot more and i just f theed my kids, p
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